Starting tonight with some previews, the annual New York International Toy Fair begins. Toy Fair is an event held by the entire toy industry to show off the upcoming years wares to retailers so that they can prepare and plan their ordering for the year - including Christmas already!
Toy Fair is not a public event like a comic con - you cannot attend unless you are in the industry or a retailer, so we have to rely on reporters and the press to show us what is new and exciting. This year should be a very exciting year for Monster High fans as MH enters it's fifth year and reigns as the second most popular doll line in America (and many other countries!).
Mattel will be officially showing off to the public on Sunday, as is their tradition. However, before then we will likely see pictures of the booth, or of other toy lines of interest to us, like Once Upon a Zombie.
Please use this thread as a catch-all for all of the news and images you find from Toy Fair. If they're all in one place, it will be easier for everyone to see.
To start off, here are some links to websites that are attending Toy Fair and will be taking pictures:
Ever the optimist, I think Wydowna. Although I suppose I'll be excited almost no matter who it is.
I heard it was Venus and Cleo.
Also, since no one is mentioning Coffin Bean Twyla, I will: it is entirely possible that she will be very cute in person, but my knee-jerk reaction to the way she looks in the one picture I've seen is:
teeny-tiny librarian in her early fifties is coming over to ask you politely (but sternly) to stop yelling about ILF Venus in the library.
I think it's safe to assume it's Wydowna due to the multiple people saying the Canadian TRU stores have added her to their system. Now that Venus is out it makes sense for Wydowna to be in the system now.
Well, she's not on ebay yet, but I think that looks an awful lot like a Toys R Us floor to me.
A Binturong said:
Also, are the people on Tumblr getting it wrong, or is ILF Venus out in stores already? Whaaat?
I LOVE invisibilly. and hey! no teeth on catty! so happy. lol. I must have that sports toralei..as well as possibly coffin bean venus, and i heart fashion venus.
I saw that immediately. I would assume Canada TRU has them. They've had the luck lately of getting things ahead of the US.
Okay, update on the Venus situation. Now we have a view of the back of the box and it appears to be international packaging. So, likely not out in the U.S. yet?
There is not another Ghoul pictured on the back. But maybe that has to be with it being an international box? With all the extra text, maybe there's not enough room? I don't know. That's an interesting thought.
After doing a little looking around, Frankie and Abbey did have each other on the back of their boxes. Clawdeen and Scarah did NOT. Neither the US or the international box had the other one's picture on the back.
From what I remember from the Scarah and Clawdeen ILF situation the dolls shopped separately and that's why many people couldn't find Scarah and mostly Clawdeen(this was when they were first shipping)
So wouldn't the Wydowna or Cleo be in a different case?but then again there should be a picture of the 2nd doll on the back..is there a picture of the back of the box?